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sox and detroit tigers entering wednesday's action. tied for first. chicago hosting cleveland. top of the eighth inning, the indians, first homer of the year to put cleveland up 6-4. that's the final score. detroit can take sole position of first place. tigers trail kansas city 4-1. after a solo shot in the fourth detroit comes back. bottom half of the frame, two00 homer. makes it 4-3. later in the inning, austin jackson tie it up here. that's a solo home run. we go to the eighth inning, looks like detroit, hits it and into an inning ending double play. and the go ahead run comes home. tigers win it 5-4. take over first place. in the national league the cardinals trying to hang on for the second wild card spot. but the astros complicates those plans. houston breaks a ten game losing streak against the cards with a 2-0 win. former cy young award winner gagne has leveled serious accusations against his teammates. he claims 80% of his teammates on the l.a. dodgers were using performance-enhancing drugs. but he didn't name any names. in 2010 he publicly admitted to using human growth h
, in the tightest divisional race in the american league central the chicago white sox and detroit tigers entering wednesday's action. chicago hosting cleveland. top of the eighth inning, the indians, first homer the year to put cleveland up 6-4. that's the final score. detroit can take sole position of first place. after a solo shot in the fourth detroit comes back. two-run homer. makes it 4-3. later in the inning, austin jackson tie it up here. that's a solo home run. we go the eighth inning, looks like detroit, hits it and into an inning ending double play. and the go ahead run comes home. tigers win it 5-4. in the national league the cardinals trying to hang on for the second wild card spot. but the astros complicates those plans. houston breaks a ten game losing streak against the cards with a 2-0 win. former cy young award winner gagne has leveled serious accusations against his teammates. he claims 80% of his teammates on the l.a. dodgers were using performance-enhancing drugs. but he didn't name any names. in 2010 he publicly admitted to using human growth horse monies. he said it ruined h
digging in detroit. this is a live picture. investigators will dig under that driveway and take a coarse sample to determine if any human remains are down there. the home is in roseville, michigan. they got a credible tip a body was buried there around the time hoffa went missing. hoffa's disappearance is one of those bizarre mysteries and years later remains firmly planted in pop culture. >> jimmy hoffa, the mafia backed union guy remained unvowed despite the efforts of kennedy. >> the justice department has plenty on you, mr. hoffa. >> you don't impress me, i don't need $3 million and my brother elected president will whop your -- >> and anti-hero was born and many believed the mafia killed hoffa and buried his body under the former giants' stadium until they eventually dug it up and built a new stadium, no body and no hoffa. they removed floorboards in 2002 to find traces of his blood, no go. in 2006, they raised a michigan horse barn, no hoffa. today, in roseville, michigan, police will dig up a driveway. >> kill the bill! kill the bill! >> hoffa's son, james, is now president of the
union boss hoffa leading investigators to a driveway in suburban detroit. cops taking soil samples from beneath the concrete after he may, may, may have seen someone bury the teamster leader this 30 years ago according to the witness. the case has been a mystery since the disappearance in 1975 and seen outside a restaurant near detroit. his body never turned up. there have been new leads. in 2004 they tore up the floors of a home in detroit. nothing. in 2006, acts tore down a barn in michigan following a fairly credible tip. nothing. in 2009 the f.b.i. dug around a lumberyard in michigan. again, nothing. today, they are looking under a driveway. again, they will find...trace covering it from los angeles. trace? >>trace: the tipster is actually dying of cancer. they will not i.d. the guy. they believe the reason this guy thinks that hoffa is buried beneath the driveway is he is assuming it is hoffa because he disappeared about the same time that somebody was buried beneath that driveway. the police say their source did not only bellish the story at all and although the timeline could be
in front of me. i went down there to help detroit orphanage, i think, got hurt and i ended up staying. >> has it done as much for you as for them in your own mind? >> probably more. >> here's what interests me a lot about you. when you read 33 million copies, you have a writer who knows something. and has some kind of gift. what do you think it is? >> oh, i don't know. i think i always okay at telling a story and i think i'm curious about trying to find some meaning in life. so from "tuesdays with morrie" to "the five people you meet in heaven," they are all connected. it's about the purpose of why are we here. "the timekeeper" is true of those books. the time with morrie and the time before we go to he had vane. >> what's the answer to that question for you personally? >> spend more time with opinion love. spend more time with your family and less of it working. i write my books to lecture myself more than anybody else. i need to learn the lesson of "the timekeeper" as well. >> what's your best sports story? >> detroit lions managed to get to the super bowl i'll be back here. that wo
was expected to meet with detroit mobster and a new jersey labor leader. well, according to urban legends, the one-time union tough guy is buried somewhere from giants stadium to the florida everglades, under gm headquarters or maybe in cement in freeways from new york to detroit. well, now the seemingly and never-ending search for hoffa is taking police to the driveway of an unassuming house in roseville, michigan, just outside of detroit. today they drilled through the pavement under a shed and took a soil sample to see if any human remains are there. james berlin is the police chief. chief, what was found? >> today there was no discernible human remains in the samples we brought up. but we're going to have that tested by a forensic anthropologist at michigan state university to see if there are any evidence of human remains in the samples. >> okay. so what led you all to this driveway in the first place? what was it about a tipsters advice that seemed credible enough to you? >> well, we had an individual come forward who claimed he witnessed a body being enturned in this location 35 so
collapse. longoria belted one, the rays won it 3-2. chicago's loss is detroit's gain. the tigers are up two games in the central. jumped to a 4-0 lead against the royals. doug fister struck out a nine straight. tigers held on to win it 5-4. >>> finally the mets r.a. dickey picked up his 20th win of the year. travis schneider scaled the fence like spiderman and made the grab. that's not only the catch of the day, that is the catch of the year. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> a reality star defended the nail polish that costs more than some homes. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> we'll show you an incredible response high school students came up with to stop bullying. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." as we look towards the beginning of next week, heads up to everybody in southern california. l.a. could be into the 100s with record heat. fire danger very high with very low humidity. that will be the story next week. this week everything looks fine. warm in vegas and
. >>> chicago's loss is detroit's gain. jumped out to a 4-0 lead. tigers held on to win it 5-4. >>> finally the mets r.a. dickey picked up his 20th win of the year. everyone is talking about travis snyder. a shot deep to right. he scaled the fence like spider-man and made the grab. cool, calm, collected. snyder hauled it in. that's not only the catch of the day, that is the catch of the year. that's your early look at sports on "early today." have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> a reality star defends the nail polish that costs more than some home. your early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. >>> plus, we'll show you the incredible response some high school students came up with to stop bullying. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back to "early today." time for your weekend forecast. the thing you need to know for today, this morning, heavy rain moving up through new england especially the first half of the day. later we'll have a rain event developing in texas. it will move across the state. it will take two days. good chance of heavy rain around san antoni
and she brought the fight right to them. the whole argument with detroit was we rebuilt it. not this phoney you didn't built it. we rebuilt it and mitt would have killed it. she articulated it better than anyone including ted strickland. >> eliot: there were a lot of good speeches but jennifer listed state by state how many jobs were saved when mitt romney was basically saying not our problem, capital is doing fine. my bank account in the cayman islands is looking just fine. we're not worried about uaw workers in detroit. nothing gives more texture to this campaign than that. >> and jobless rates was above 8%. i'd like to see someone come out and say a few things, but someone saying we were losing 750,000 jobs until the stimulus put into effect. >> eliot: the reality is that the republicans are going to create a false comparison. they're going to say back when ronald reagan was president or bill clinton was president unemployment was down 5%. when barack obama came in, we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. >> you can have high unemployment and raise taxes. >> those are freed
. when the pundit said not to. they said let detroit go bankrupt. mitt romney went to detroit. manufacturing is the backbone in communities across ohio. they gave up on manufacturing jobs. more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs have been created across ohio during that administration. more than 500,000 across the country. i think that ohio in many ways is a microcosm of the challenges that the nation face oefrd the past four years and how we've begun to overcome them. >> meanwhile as you make those strong distinction points, mitt romney is making case elsewhere in ohio that it can't afford four more years of the president. this isn't on the plane. hopefully you'll be able to hear better. >> do we want four more years where every single year the take home pay goes down? >> no! >> do we want four more years of trillion-dollar deficits? >> no. >> so, ben, mitt romney has raised $6 million to president obama's $2.8 million. the super pacs as i know you're aware has fire power to release. when that happens in conjunction with the debates, do you fear an even tighter race here? >> well
into a driveway outside of detroit doing this on a tip, could the result this time be different than all those other past times? we'll ask the author of "the hoffa wars" who has spoken to the current tipster. >>> from the red line to red tag sales. iran's president enjoying what new york city has to offer and sending his people out on a discount shopping spree. >> you've got to be kidding me. >>> plus, a pizza party just for people 21 and over. a pizza place serving pie with toppings soaked in booze. this exists on earth. >> all right. but first, the king dethroned which rapper just passed elvis presley's billboard milestone? so the answer, folks, may surprise you. why not take a day to explore your own backyard? with two times the points on travel, you may find yourself asking why not, a lot. chase sapphire preferred. there's more to enjoy. your soups are so awesomely delicious my husband and i can't stop eating 'em! what's...that... on your head? can curlers! tomato basil, potato with bacon... we've got a lot of empty cans. [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. the good th
to finding the watts company, elroy worked for governor john engler of michigan. he, like me, is from detroit michigan and is a graduate of moorehouse college. thank you, elroy. [applause] >> next, albert sanders jr. come on down. albert sanders jr. is counsel to the united states committee on the judiciary. he's a principal legal and policies adviser, the assistant majority leader to senator deck durbin from illinois, chairs the committee on constitution, civil rights and human rights. he offers counsel on issues ranking from privacy, finances reform and he was named to the luke's 21 under 40 list. mr. sanders earned his become a. in political science from moorehouse college in 2001, there after, completed a certificate at wharton business school, while getting his law degree from the university of pennsylvania, where he was president of the path in 2004. he's a member of the state bar of california and the district of columbia bar. [applause] >> andre d. washington, senior sociology major from hinesville, georgia, who currently serves as the 81st student association government president for
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to be made. >> 125,000 people are still without power. later we'll talk with mitch landrieu. >>> the detroit police looking for the man in this surveillance photo, considered a person of interest in connection with the theft of vice president joe biden's uhaul. it was stolen sunday near a detroit hotel and since been recovered. it contained portable metal detectors for biden's labor day speech yesterday. today is the day despite warnings from the pentagon, the book "no easy day." a s.e.a.l.'s act of the raid of osama bin laden will hit store shelves. release date was moved up from september 11th and the pentagon already worried about loose lips threatened legal action against the author. they say he violated an agreement not to divulge military secret. to say nothing of the code of the s.e.a.l.s to keep their mission secret. >> but it's the violation part that's going to get him in serious legal trouble i'm sure. this year many of the rising stars in the democratic side aren'tn capitol hill, they are from city hall. more than a half dozen mayors scheduled to speak in charlotte. and one is ph
eyes on a driveway in suburban detroit where authorities will dig in search of human remains. nbc's john yang is there for us. john, good morning. >> reporter: the path for the search for jimmy hoffa has been a long and twisted one, and today it does come here to this driveway in suburban detroit. they are going to take soil samples today to see if the answer to the mystery lies here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace the trail has led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw a body buried her around the time hoffa went missing. he told dan muldea, the author of "the off anwar sadats." >> very convinced hoffa is buried at this particular location. >> we believe the witness saw something and it was credible enough that we have to continue the investigation at this point. >> reporter: using ground-penetrating radar, authorities found signs of something about two feet under the driveway. today they will take a soil sample to look for evidence of human remains. hoffa was last seen outside a detroit-area restaurant in 1975, apparently lured by two m
detroit where authorities will dig in search of human remains. nbc's john yang is there for us. john, good morning. >> reporter: the path for the sech for jimmy hoffa has been a long and twisted one, and today it does come here to this driveway in suburban detroit. they are going to take soil samples today to see if the answer to the mystery lies here. more than 37 years after jimmy hoffa vanished without a trace the trail has led to this suburban home. an informant claims he saw a body buried her around the time hoffa went missing. he told dan muldea, the author of "the off anwar sadats." >> very convinced hoffa is buried at this particular location. >> we believe the witness saw something and it was credible enough that we have to continue the investigation at this point. >> reporter: using ground-penetrating radar, authorities found signs of something about two feet under the driveway. today they will take a soil sample to look for evidence of human remains. hoffa was last seen outside a detroit-area restaurant in 1975, apparently lured by two mob figures. since then the search has take
digging at this home just outside of detroit just this morning. the investigators have taken a few samples to determine if there may be any human remains buried here and all because of a tip, a tip that came from a man who had this information for the last 37 years and an author and an expert on hoffa gave us this insight about the tipster on early start. >> he is a gambler who had aiona book maker in detroit who was working with tony giacalone. what's interesting is tony giacalone is one of the two people jimmy hoffa was supposed to meet. >> he tel cnn he thinks the tip is credible although he is not convinced they jimmy hoffa's body. memo. there have been tips before that have been considered credible and turned out to be nothing. ove onto this. a man that allegedly made the anti-islam video caused a real bunch of problems around the world. blamed for the deadly protests in the muslim world and now he is under arrest. it is official. nakoula basseley nakoula is accused of violating his own pration fr check fraud conviction that he got two years ago. the judge said no bail for you. the ju
's worked for ford at this parts plant outside detroit for 16 years. he's a member of the united auto workers union, but he thinks giving unions more power by changing the state constitution is a bad idea. especially in a state with high unemployment that's trying to attract new businesses. >> no corporation's going to want to come to michigan. it's going to guarantee an adversarial relationship from the minute they come into the state. >> vote yes. >> reporter: both sides are getting support from outside the state, flooding the airways with commercials. >> don't let them hijack our constitution. >> reporter: dawson bell has been covering michigan politics for the "detroit free press" for 30 years. he thinks that after losing in wisconsin, the pressure is on unions. >> the labor movement recognizes that they need a win in michigan really badly, and on the other hand, if they don't get it, it's going to send a very, very strong signal. so everybody, you know, everybody who's got a dog in this fight anywhere in the country is interested in the outcome here. >> company i work for is fort
in the business of outsourcing jobs. when his advice was let detroit go bankrupt, i said a million jobs are at stake, an iconic american industry is at stake. i'm going to bet on american workers and american manufacturers. and today, the american auto industry has come roaring back. that's the choice. unlike my opponent, i want to stop giving tax breaks to ship jobs overseas. i want to start rewarding companies that create jobs right here in irvandale and des moines, right here in iowa, right here in the united states of america. that's what we're fighting for. you can decide. whether borrow money from your parents an acceptable answer for a young person hoping to go to college and start a business. or you can say, let's make sure america once again leads the world in educating our kids and training our workers. let's help more young people go to college, get ready to learn. let's hire more great teacher, especialry in math and science. let's help more americans go to community colleges to get the skills for the jobs they need right now. governor romney wants to end the college tax cre
that he is leading the state and he turned his back on 400 state workers. he had to get his new detroit international bridge built. host: thanks. next up is the clinton township, michigan. annette has identified herself as stopped looking. tell us a little bit about your experience. caller: i live in the suburbs. most jobs do not hire minorities. i went to detroit and the work for about seven years. i went to school the whole time i was there. i have the document. i was a manager and they laid me off. gannett that is all i care about. it is going to be -- once i finish my teaching dissertation. >> when it comes to the demographics from the labor report amongst -- defined by race it says for those that identify as white -- hispanic is 10.2%. four categories when it comes to age. that is teenagers. unemployment rate for them when it comes to august host: tell us about the job you are looking for. caller: am currently working on my master's. i got a job offer in and the york. and i was laid off from that position. currently, i am finding out that -- i am african american. i am finding out
16% in july. in detroit they jumped more than 6%. and in denver prices were up nearly 5.5%. all of that good news for the folks who are keeping up with their mortgages. but people facing foreclosure are running into a new problem. nationally, the availability of rentals is now at its lowest rate since 2001. barry petersen has been looking into this. >> reporter: when john and gina burnett bought their home in suburban denver they thought they'd spend the rest of their lives here with gina's son keith who has down syndrome. but john lost his job three years ago in the construction industry. >> what happened to all of the jobs? where'd they go? >> reporter: now they face losing their house to foreclosure and for them an unplanned transition from home owner to renter. >> it's very hard. it's painful. it's frustrating. >> reporter: does it feel unfair that this is happening to you? >> we've done everything we possibly could to keep this from happening and-- i'm sorry. and-- >> reporter: but it's happening. >> yeah. >> reporter: and as more foreclosed families need apartments, they a
to be in the first gm cars as early as 2015. jim avila, abc news, detroit. >> we know computers never malfunction. >>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great wednesday.
september collapse. evan longoria and the rays won it 3-2. the sox dropped 8 of 9. chicago's loss is detroit's game. doug fister made american league history, struck out nine straight. tigers held on to win it 5-4. >>> and finally, the mets r.a. dickie picked up the 20th win of the year. everybody is talking about travis snyder. a shot deep to ride. snyder tracked it down. scaled the fence like spiderman and made the grab. cool, calm and collected. snyder hauled it in. that is not only the catch of the day, that is the catch of the year. that's your "first look" at sports. have a great weekend. i'm fred roggin. >>> and now for another look at your weather, here is bill karins with our favorite forecast. that is our weekend. >> it is. so happy is the weekend coming up. today we're dealing with a rainy morning throughout all of new england. this shield of green is just an area of rain from albany down through the hudson valley and connecticut and massachusetts. you're going to deal with that for your morning commute. more hit and miss showers later in the day. the worst of it is definitely thi
a weekend it's going to be from chicago to detroit. st. louis to kansas city. enjoy that. the ryder cup taking place there in illinois. beautiful weekend. weekend weather. to southeast, that is the problem. i think boston, you may deal with showers on and off saturday and sunday along with coastal portions of new england. but the rest of the mid-atlantic should be just fine from new york to d.c. to philadelphia. and then by sunday, the heavy rain exits texas. the only problems areas is new orleans. you could deal with heavy rainfall. the bottom line for the weekend, doesn't look like anything is going to be a complete washout with the exception of texas and louisiana. >> if the yankees don't make the playoffs. that will be the ultimate washout. >> you're still doing all right. >> who's we? i'm an angels fan. >> you're not allowed. that's willy's rule. you have to be a yankee fan. >> willy's not here. >> that's true. >> and that was not an accidental transition because it is time for sports now. and we start in the league of professional referees. also known now as the nfl because the un
sox trying to climb back into a first place tie with detroit. sox tied with the rays in the ninth. tampa bay's evan longoria, the rays win it 3-2 after this solo home run. they're two games out of the second wild card spot. >>> tigers pitcher doug fister, strikes out an american league record nine straight batters on thursday. they top kansas city, 5-4. the win gives the tigers a two-game lead over the white sox in the central. take a look at this catch in the mets/pirates game. snyder climbs the fence to rob mike baxter of a home run. and new york's knuckleballer r.a. dickey wins his 20th game of the season. the 37-year-old dickey had never won more than 11 games before this year. >>> when we come back, outlaws on auction. artifacts from america ago legendary gangsters are up for bid this weekend, including rare items from al capone and bonnie and clyde. could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestina
for two months, the chicago white sox trying to climb back into a first place tie with detroit. sox tied with the rays in the ninth. tampa bay's evan longoria, the rays win it 3-2 after this solo shot. >>> tigers pitcher doug fister, strikes out an american league record nine straight batters on thursday. the win gives the tigers a two-game lead over the white sox in the central. take a look at this catch in the mets/pirates game. snyder climbs the fence to rob mike baxter of a home run. and the pitcher wins his 20th game of the season. the 37-year-old dickey had never won more than 11 games before this year. >>> when we come back, outlaws on auction. rare items from al capone and bonnie and clyde are included. could be working better. listen to this. with occasional irregularity, things your body doesn't use could be lingering in your system, causing discomfort. but activia has been shown in clinical studies to help with slow intestinal transit when consumed 3 times per day. 7 out of 10 doctors recommend activia. and the great taste is recommended by me! ♪ activia >>> here's a look at
it to detroit and atlanta and old cities, littles do the empowerment zones, target it toward our underserved communities and communities of color. we don't have any initiatives coming out of this administration, no empowerment zones such as you saw from president clinton. we've seen none of that come out of thisstration streags. so i'd say look, if we're going to keep spending, you've got to target some money. that's the same message the congressional black causeous said to the president on the heeled -- heels of president bush's spending. for whatever reason that was never able to happen. catch me on the side and i'll give you my thoughts on that. i'd also advise, you know, the romney campaign on social issues. look, whether you are pro-life or pro-choice, we got to encourage life, folks. you got to encourage it. you know, there's all kind of issues surrounding, you know, a female not wanting to bring life into the world, but i think the federal government, i think as human beings we ought to be trying to encourage that. maybe there need to be more programs that say, if there's a pregnancy,
outside a suburban detroit home. after all these years. >> no kidding. >>> good morning, everybody, welcome to "early start." we're so glad you're with us on a thursday. i'm alina cho. >> so glad you're back. >> john berman is hosting "starting point" for us today. >>> football fans across the country can go back to cursing out the real referees again because the nfl lockout is finally over. the blown call that blew everybody's mind on monday night, sure lit a fire. the league and its referees reaching a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement. this was late last night. should we call it early this morning? >> early this morning. >> everything is moving quickly. all of this means no more replacement refs. commissioner roger goodell confirming the regular officials will be back on the field tonight when the baltimore ravens host the cleveland browns. jason carroll is here. the league had to move quickly. >> a lot of relief there. >> this was spiraling out of control. >> absolutely. we all remember what happened during that monday night game. 70,000 calls to the nfl because of
down here. >> speak a little slower and a little louder. >> i'm from detroit, michigan. my question is for anyone that wants to address this question. you kind of spoke about the consistency of just african americans being active in the political process of things of that nature and we make that almost sound like an issue of our generation when that's an issue of every generation. iment to know besides just saying how active we aren't in the process, how can we kind of keep people active all year round? >> well, what we've done actively, coming out of -- >> hold on a second. >> we recently had a conference called nacep. i forget the acronym but for student leaders and we had about 35 and we came together and built a coalition. and we now have a hbc unified registration drive. working together to get all the campuses registered. the thing about it is we are doing this in concert working under the radar so we haven't done press releases and talked to big news organizations because we're not interested in having the publicity. we're interested in getting the job done. there's some grea
's no engine growl to speak of because this super car is electric. and it's not from detroit, germany or even japan. this prototype comes from a small company in croatia. they already have an order from the royal family in abu dhabi. >> so, chad myers, you got a cool million to buy one of these? >> $980,000. i don't have that either. >> tell me about it. >> have you ever driven an electric car? >> yes. >> if you ever get to vegas or some place else, find a place called pole position raceway. there are these electric go-carts. they fly. they have so much torque. it must be the way of the future because i get excited. 1,100 and some odd horsepower. >> talks about the torque vectoring control system so each wheel is controlled by a separate engine. >> yep. because when you go around a corner, the left wheel if you're going around a right corner, the left wheel has to go farther. it gives that wheel more power. it will turn the car for you. literally. like an active suspension. the right rear will spin more times than the left front will to get you around that corner. but only for a million dolla
and inclusion and whether you are a single mother here in detroit, whether you are a gay man in san francisco, whether you are a blue collar worker in newark, new jersey. this is the party for you. we must stand for your right, value and american dream, too. >> probably the most controversial plank is the one on same-sex marriage. democrats will pledge their support for marriage equality, churches, religious institutions and the work to repeal the law that only recognizes marriage as between a man and a woman. booker will deliver the platform for the democrats with his speech. he's one of the high profile speakers for next week. former president, jimmy carter, michelle obama gets her chance on the same day as carter. wednesday belongs to bill clinton. vice president biden goes on thursday right before president obama. one thing people will watch for is the post convention bump in the polls. look at the numbers. the bump has been nearly nonexistence. john mccain in 2008, john kerry in 2004 got nothing. the change coincides with the rise of cable news and the internet as news sources and the sc
an exclusive contract to train detroit and chicago on a particular vail road line, you were able to maintain that line at a much cheaper cost and instead of having to use rose, having tedious bushwhacker the country. and by establishing this exclusive right-of-way railroads, they got very cheap telegraph service. the telegraph companies got the rights of way. by establishing those arrangements and usual contractual agreements that the courts are reluctant to challenge in congress was reluctant to challenge, although it did, by doing that he was able to get around the limitations that state lawmakers had placed on telegraph companies to the antenna not really telegraph us. and those laws had been enacted as a response to morris. so you have morris who fails because of the estate primetime monopoly luscombe is simply succeeds by ingeniously using the affair was to create the kind of monopolies the state has. >> are there any comparisons today for rice to at&t in broadband and cell towers et cetera? pasco here's the comparison that intrigues me. congress enacted a law opened up competition just
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to a driveway in suburban detroit. according to a police chief in roseville, michigan, a man said he saw a body buried there about 35 years ago and he thinks it may have been of the former teamsters boss. why not? he went missing back in 1975. he was last scene seen outside a restaurant before he was set to meet with a local ma yeah captain and labor leader. radar reveals something is under there and they plan to take a soil sample and test it for human remains. still the police chief does not feel confident. >> we are not saying there is jimmy hoffa but there is possibly a body in this area. it's about the time frame he disappeared but the time frame is off. >> shep: this is not the first time they responded to a tip. they have been following leads an digging up possible burial sites. in 2003 they searched in backyard pool. in 2006 the f.b.i. sent two weeks digging at a horse farm, no hoffa. trace gallagher with the news. police keep saying they don't think it's jimmy hoffa, why all the interest? >> couple reasons, it's one of unsolved mysteries and the cops started this by saying this new wit
. soil samples being taken today from an area around a concrete driveway in a detroit suburb. they will be tested for human decomposition. it is all in reaction to a man's statement to police that he thought he saw hoffa buried there decades ago. >>> and a bizarre story from florida. a high school teacher being held this morning in connection with a plot to have a former colleague killed. james peppe, a social studies teacher, was arrested yesterday. he's accused of attempting to hire a hit man to murder another teacher who he used to work with, a man named robert meredith. meredith doesn't want to show his face and says he has no idea why peppe would want him killed. >> it's very strange, very disconcerting, you know, if that makes sense. i don't feel that in any way i am in any way culpable for this. i think this is, perhaps, if there's a problem, it's 100% on the other side. >> the fbi was tipped off about the alleged plot last month. then they taped several conversations in which peppe is accused of telling an undercover officer that he would pay $2,000
. i keep reminding people of two elections one was michigan in 1990. the free press detroit news had polls taken out on governor ambulance char's campaign -- governor blanch's campaign, he lost. >> arthel: ron how important are the polls do voters pay attention? >> voters definitely pay attention to polls, they hear a lot about polls there's been a lot of media hype now it does matter for fundraising and it is a snapshot in time so it can be an indicator of which way the trend of the election is going on certain key messages that both candidates are trying to push. i don't want to put a lock, stock and barrel to every poll if you look over a trend line you can see patterns develop so they can adjust campaigns. >> arthel: you probably -- we are going final word and you did. debbie, if you get that doctorate, you will be dr. debbie gengel? >> at some point all going to be on polling. -- >> we'll check it out when it comes out. ron, thanks. >> thanks so much. >> rick: nice ring. >> all eyes will be on denver this coming wednesday night as president obama and governor romney face off in
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